ERIC Number: ED430568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Transforming Libraries Number 7.
Soete, George J.
SPEC Kit, n236 1998
This report summarizes the current state of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The introduction covers: an orientation to ETDs; the current situation; benefits of ETDs; key issues, including readiness, publication potential, intellectual property, orientation and training, standards, costs, access, archiving/preservation, and restrictions; and questions for planners. "Reports From the Field" focuses on current developments in the following institutions: Virginia Tech; West Virginia University; Cornell University (New York); Universite Laval (Quebec); College of William and Mary (Virginia); University of South Florida; University of Wisconsin; North Carolina State University; University of Texas; University of Toronto; Tri University Group (TUG), comprised of the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, and Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario); National Library of Canada; and University Microfilms International (UMI). Contact information is provided for all the programs discussed. Future trends in ETDs are considered, and a list of selected articles and World Wide Web sites is included. (DLS)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Doctoral Dissertations, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Text, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Intellectual Property, Library Role, Masters Theses, Program Descriptions, Student Publications, Student Research, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
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